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ERIC Number: EJ820260
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1542-4715
Technology Connection: 1-to-1 Laptop Initiative--Leveling the Playing Field
Stidham, Sue
Library Media Connection, v27 n3 p54-55 Nov-Dec 2008
Imagine a school where every student has global wireless access and a visa to high tech, personalized instruction. Enter Baxter Springs, Kansas, where all the teachers and their students have individual laptops in a 24/7 environment. Such 1-to-1 initiatives actually meet the expectations of the digital generation and these students aren't forced to "dumb down" when they enter school. However, the 1-to-1 laptop initiative is far more complicated than simply the placement of one laptop in the hands of each student and teacher. One-to-one learning involves a strong commitment of school and community. As a result of Baxter Springs's investment, their students have crossed far beyond the borders of Kansas, while preparing for their 21st century jobs. This article demonstrates what effort is required to successfully implement a 1-to-1 project.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kansas